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, 5.4 million private jobs created. >>> teaching students to be citizens. first, why sandy should make us ask, what is a disaster anyway? >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris perry coming to you from horockefeller city, the new york city still reeling from the effects of superstorm sandy and her landfall earlier this week. today, 2.5 million people remain without power and at least 40 new yorkers have died in the storms aftermath. almost half of those deaths were in just one of the burroughs that make up the five burroughs of new york, staten island. now, this striking image was captured by an nbc producer and staten island. sandy's wake left the debris in the backyard of john della rosa's severely smashed home. smashed plates mingled with halloween decorations. overwhelmed by the devastation, rocked by the power of the storm, he is left to pick up the pieces of the storm surge which sent more than 8 feet of water into the neighborhood. he is also left to grieve the losses of his next door neighbors, the foundation and stairs are all that remain of the dresh family home. george dresh a
to politics this morning, i want to give you a quick update on sandy. the storm which overnight had been downgraded to tropical storm status is now back to hurricane-force winds. sandy will continue moving away from the northwest this morning and move parallel to the southeast coast of the united states through the weekend. serious and life-threatening weather conditions are expected as early as tomorrow evening from outer banks to new england. new york, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia and north carolina plus the district of column yeah have already declared states of emergency. a tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of florida. we'll have more updates on sandy later in the program. right now i want to turn to politics. this, my friends, is $26.86. $26.86, not a hunl amount of money. certainly not enough for a spiffy new iphone 5. it will get you plenty of itunes downloads. not enough to take the whole family to the movies, but you could probably treat yourself to lunch at applebee's. imagine that $26.86 compounded every second. that is $1,611.60 a minute. that's $96,696 an hou
in iowa right now. let's take a listen to him. >> feels good. can everybody please give sandy a big round of applause for the great introduction? and give sandy's son a big round of applause for serving our country. give it up for john mellencamp. it is wonderful to be here. you know, for the last several days, all of us have been focused on one of the worst storms in our lifetime what's been happening on the east coast. and i know i speak for the country when i say our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones, people whose lives have been up ended. folks here in iowa know something about flooding. you remember what happened just a few years ago. the recovery process is tough, but when i visited new jersey i told folks there that everybody all across the country feels the same way, we are going to be with people every step of the way down the long hard road of recovery. we're going to help them rebuild. we're going to do it together. that's what americans do. >> so that is president obama. he is there in iowa. i love my president but i can't believe he broke in on the
of hurricane sandy. the storm is expected to bring life threatening conditions to the east coast. high wind watches and warnings are in effect for portions of the mid-atlantic states as well as much of new england. the center of sandy will move parallel to the southeast coast of the u.s. today and will approach land tomorrow night. both the romney and obama campaigns have canceled scheduled events already due to sandy. so if you're in an affected area, stay inside, stay off the roads and stay tuned into msnbc. all right. now, let's turn to the final countdown. i wanted to sing that but i don't have a very good singing voice. but we're in the final days and we can all agree that the way a political candidate runs a race is important, but how a candidate closes the deal is crucial. and with just one more week left until election day, this is when the candidates' closing strategies kick in. while we've harped on battleground states, a new analysis by the associated press shows in the case to 270, may come down to 106 counties. these are counties with names like hamilton county, ohio, loudoun c
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